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German sisters and their partners caught marking Hitler's birthday outside Nazi dictator's birthplace

At least four German nations were arrested for celebrating Adolf Hitler's birthday at his birthplace in Austria. Police said four include, two sisters and their partners.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Published on: April 22, 2024 15:41 IST
German chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks to 30,000 uniformed Nazi stormtroopers at Kiel, Germany.
Image Source : AP/FILE Adolf Hitler while speaking to 30,000 uniformed Nazi stormtroopers at Kiel, Germany.

At least four Germans were caught laying white roses in memory of Adolf Hitler at the house where the Nazi dictator was born in western Austria on the anniversary of his birth, and one gave a Hitler salute as they posed for photos.

Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau am Inn. After lengthy wrangling over the future of the house where he was born, work started last year on turning it into a police station — a project meant to make it unattractive as a pilgrimage site for people who glorify Hitler.

Who are the accused?

Police in Upper Austria province said the four Germans — two sisters and their partners, in their 20s and early 30s — went to the building on Saturday to lay white roses in its window recesses. They posed in front of the house for photos and one of the women gave the stiff-armed Hitler salute.

Patrolling officers noticed the group and took them to a police station for questioning. The woman said that she hadn't meant the salute seriously, but officers said they found a chat with the others on her cellphone in which they shared Nazi-themed messages and pictures.

Police said they were reporting all four to prosecutors on suspicion of violating the Austrian law that bans the symbols of Nazism.

(With inputs from agency)

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